What do you do when your company got kicked around by Android and iOS (poor PlayBook), and your ex co-CEOs were essentially forced to step down? If your company name is RIM and you make BlackBerrys and target the enterprise market, you obviously hire a graphic artist to create four superhero boppers and call them "The Bold Team."
The Basic House is a temporary housing solution so portable it can be folded up to fit in your pocket. Created from a metalized polyester material, when unfolded it self inflates with body heat or from the heat of the sun to provide an instant shelter.
Taking minimalism to a new level, graphic artist Blo0p's illustrations of video game characters and superheroes with the most basic of lines and shapes is a testament to just how mainstream these icons have become. We don't even need to see the fine details and we know we're looking at Iron Man or Megatron — our brains can fill in the rest
Have you ever tried to fix a broken toaster? Likely not. For a small appliance they are deceivingly complicated little machines, and if they end up in the garbage that's not very Earth friendly. So, Adi Zaffran decided to take it back to basics and make a toaster that operated with just five items — including cement blocks and rebar.
The "Gravity Stool" turns traditional furniture on its head. Dutch designer Jólan van der Wiel "grows" his furniture using only magnets and a mix of plastic and iron filings. The result? Each piece is unique and something that looks like it came from Middle Earth.
I have worked at a cube farm. You know, those confined workspaces with a tiny chair stuck miles away from any semblance of a window. Is it day or night — who knows? German engineers have rightfully decided that's uncivilized, and thus created a "dynamic luminous ceiling" that gives one the feeling of more spaciousness.
We all know we should unplug our appliances to stymie standby or "vampire" energy, that trickle of power that occurs even when they are not in use. Now there's a concept wall socket that physically ejects unused cords from the wall so we can go green without thinking about it.
Chinese sculptor Zhan Wang has created a sculpture and video installation that takes the visitor inside what he calls My Personal Universe. It is his conceptualization of the chaos that may have existed at the moment of the big bang, theorized to have created our universe.
This is the last gingerbread house, I promise, because it's the only one as far as I can tell that transforms from gingerbread house mode to Gingerbread Prime mode. Take that you other gingerbreads.
There are a few reasons to write about this giant circular rainbow made out of toy cars. First of all, did I mention it is a rainbow? Made out of 2,500 toy cars? How could you put those two things together and not write about it?